Shit. Just. Got. Real. Forget what you’ve seen on the news about resource hoarding, plummeting global markets and complete societal collapse. We now have a real international crisis on our hands. The only person People Magazine ever correctly designated as the Sexiest Man Alive, Idris Elba, has tested positive for COVID-19. Idris made the announcement from his home where he is currently in self-quarantine with his wife, Sabrina Dhowre (who has not been tested), via Twitter. Tom and Rita who? They’re just Chet Hanks’ parents now.
According to The Hollywood Reporter:
Idris Elba revealed on Monday that he has tested positive for coronavirus (COVID-19).
“This morning I tested positive for Covid 19,” he tweeted. “I feel ok, I have no symptoms so far but have been isolated since I found out about my possible exposure to the virus. Stay home people and be pragmatic. I will keep you updated on how I’m doing. No panic.”
In an accompanying video, Elba added: “I didn’t have any symptoms. I got tested because I realized I was exposed to someone who had also tested positive. I found out last Friday that they were tested positive. I quarantined myself and got a test immediately and got the results back today.”
It sounds like Idris may have contracted the virus from Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau‘s wife at a recent event.
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s wife, Sophie Gregoire Trudeau, has also tested positive for the coronavirus. (Elba had recent contact with Gregoire Trudeau on March 4 at WE Day 2020 at The SSE Arena, Wembley in London, where the pair posed for pictures together.)
Here’s the video. I have no idea why Idris’ wife is just sitting there looking concerned and flashing that ring. I mean, I do understand, but I don’t appreciate it.
This morning I tested positive for Covid 19. I feel ok, I have no symptoms so far but have been isolated since I found out about my possible exposure to the virus. Stay home people and be pragmatic. I will keep you updated on how I’m doing 👊🏾👊🏾 No panic. pic.twitter.com/Lg7HVMZglZ
— Idris Elba (@idriselba) March 16, 2020
Maybe now that the sexiest daddy in the world is urging people to be vigilant about washing their hands and practice social distancing, people will actually listen. I certainly can’t think of anybody else who can illicit an enthusiastic “yes, daddy!” faster than Idris can.